Now, a friend who I met at his church has sent me his testimony of a recent healing he had of his prostrate.
Now, on the good side of things..........about a month ago Pastor Mac gave an amazing testimony at the weekend services to the entire congregation. I will attempt to relate it here to you.
Well, about 18 months ago, Pastor Mac was diagnosed as having . I think he is about 65 now, and of course he doesn't look anywhere near 65 years of age. He's always been in such great shape.
So he went to consult with Dr. Don Colbert at that time (he is a widely-known doctor & is Benny Hinn's personal physician, so you know this guy is good). This doctor prescribed various nutrients, supplements, and advise Mac to cut down on red meats & sugar. So after about 6 months or so, the results looked good as his went back down to normal range.
But sometime apprx. a few months back, indications were that this thing (prostate cancer) was rearing its' ugly head again. The doctor said that he recommended going above & beyond the nutritional treatment method by pursuing an alternative procedure--apparently this treatment is not FDA approved yet in the U.S., so Mac went to Mexico to a specialized clinic to seek this treatment. Dr. Colbert, I believe, knew another doctor in Mexico and referred Pastor Mac to him to get tests performed as well as treatment.
So Dr. Colbert was recommending more aggressive treatment, as the nutritional approach had apparently not kept the cancer in check. In fact, indications were that the cancer had come back & was much more serious this time.
If I remember correctly, at some point in the 18 month long period, some other doctor recommended to Pastor Mac that he have surgery to remove his prostate. Pastor Mac quipped to the congregation "Well, I know that God gave me this prostate.....and I'd kinda' like to keep it!!". Now, of course, Mac did not follow that doctor's recommendation--he never had that surgery.
So Pastor Mac went to Mexico apprx. 6 or 7 weeks ago to seek further testing & possibly this alternative treatment. It is some sort of high-Tech new therapy & innovative (some sort of equipment or machine that utilizes sonic waves or something--it is non-invasive, no surgery required).
Now, let me interject here that many, many people of the congregation were aware of Pastor Mac's condition & that he was traveling to Mexico to seek treatment. Of course, there were many people praying for him; apparently some prayer groups had temporarily halted their normal focus of prayer, and had instead dedicated their prayer time to specifically praying for Mac's healing.
So Mac gets to Mexico and goes through a very, very extensive battery of tests on his first day at this alternative clinic. This included MRI's and Cat scans of the area in question; and of course blood work, etc. etc.
Now the doctor comes into the room to talk to Pastor Mac, after all the tests had been done & analyzed. Mac related that the doctor had a puzzled look on his face, and explained that he couldn't understand it but that all of the tests showed there was NO CANCER, at all. NONE.
So he had gone to Mexico with cancer, as he had been recently diagnosed by some other doctor(s) in the U.S.; but now just a few days later he was free of cancer. He had received a truly miraculous divine healing!!!
I believe that, 'cause you know that cancer doesn't just go away on it's own. It almost always just grows & gets worse if left untreated.
Pastor Mac felt very humbled & grateful to God for His goodness to him. Mac attributed the healing taking place due to the prayers of the congregation; he took no credit for it--he made it clear to us that it was not his faith that brought about the healing. It was, rather, due to the prayers of the congregation, as well as God's divine intervention.
He talked about how he has come back a changed man. He gave the congregation a glimpse of that at the services.......what he started doing was to walk around the sanctuary for about 5 minutes & layed hands on people's heads to bless them & impart something to them. He talked about how in the past, during his messages, he often would feel the urge to stop his sermon to go lay hands on someone in particular and pray for them. He said he could feel "drawn" to particular individuals; to stop what he was preaching on for a minute to go lay hands on & pray for them.
But.....he would always ignore that urge & continue on with his message or preaching. (I think Mac explained why he never followed those promptings in the past.....I may not remember exactly how he explained it but I'll try). I think it had to do with his personality, of wanting things to be formal & structured, etc. Remember that Mac was in the military as well as 1st attending VMI (Virginia Military Institute).
So he has that in him, that sense of doing things in a structured, regimented method. So it seemed that he was saying that if he were to follow those promptings to interrupt his flow of a message, then that would interrupt the flow & service might go long, etc. Well that sort of thing kind of goes against his grain.
Anyway, so now he seems like a changed man; and he promised that from now on, during the services, he would obey those promptings to pause to lay hands on people in the congregation. The response from the congregation as he was explaining it and actually practicing it seemed positive to me, it seemed as if they welcomed it.
So I think Pastor Mac will be a bit more down-to-earth, and will make himself more accessible to the congregation during service times. It seems as though he will be much more apt to be obedient to the voice of the telling him to minister to particular individuals. I think this is an excellent change in him & I welcome it. It will be interesting to see how this change manifests in him & how it all plays itself out. God is not through with Mac yet. We all can & need to make progress in our spiritual lives.
So I think Pastor Mac's healing is quite the testimony, and a wonderful Praise Report that I want to pass on to you. We can share this testimony with other people & bring more about his goodness.